Just remember you asked…
First, it’s a car. Cars are transportation to get you and your gear from point A to point B. To consider a car any other way is silliness.
Cars don’t have feelings.
Cars do not provide a means of exercise.
Cars expend non renewable and expensive resources.
Cars get old, and they older they get the more they need n terms of maintenance. Fix a car up and like a house it will need constant refurbishing.
Prior to age sixteen I was a bike rider, BMX and road biking, then when I turned sixteen I became a gear head. I spent countless hours and thousands of dollars on cars. My first car was a 1969 Triumph Spitfire, SCCA prepped, later I owned a couple other Triumphs, a few muscle cars, and some four wheel drives.
When I decided to get serious about college in my early twenties, I gave up cars, got back to the basics, five years on a bike without a car. I spent all of my free time traveling and riding. When I finally finished college a decade later, I had grown out of a cars.
I rarely work on cars now, though I can do anything from build motors to body work, but I don’t have the time or interest to do so, so I buy cars that go and need nothing.
If you took the time and money you’re planning to invest in that Miata and put them into your riding, think of what you could do.
Cars are not a hobby, they teach you nothing, it is a material object whose purpose has been distorted by the media to encourage people to buy.
Don’t be a sucker, put your time and money into a real hobby that will advance your mind and body.
Because of my “wasted youth” I would not let my kids repeat my mistake, so instead they spend time with friends, play sports, do normal stuff versus wasting countless hours on meaningless toys.
FYI, selling your unicycles will count as a grain of sand when it comes to fixing up that Miata. A good set of tire will run you $500 and they’ll wear out in a couple years. If you want to take the smart route, I’d suggest selling the Miata, get a car that can carry gear and gets good mileage, then take the extra cash and set it aside for travel, riding, etc…